SUSTAINABILITY FORTNIGHT 2022

August 15th - August 26th, 2022

The Sustainable Universities Network (SUN) is hosting a nationwide sustainability fortnight and inviting any university sustainability student club, society or group to join in! (Staff are also welcome to participate!)

EVENT LINE-UP

Sustainable Fire Management with John Gorrie

Date: Tuesday, 16th of August
Time: 3pm WA | 4:30pm SA, NT | 5pm VIC, NSW, QLD, TAS | 7pm NZ

John Gorrie is an Environmental Advisor and Consultant that advises firefighters on environmental aspects when it comes to fire suppression.

Tasmanian University Enviro Society

Online Sustainability Quiz Night

Date: Thursday August 18th
Time: 5pm WA | 6:30 SA, NT | 7pm VIC, NSW, QLD, TAS | 9pm NZ

Online quiz about all things sustainability!

Collaboration between: Tasmanian University Enviro Society, UTAS Landcare and UTS Ecosoc.

What does the new Labor government mean for sustainable development in Australia

Date: 22nd, or 23rd of August (TBC)
Time: (TBC)

With a new government in Australia, young people are cautiously optimistic. We will be speaking to a member of the Australian Greens party on what this new government will mean for sustainable development in Australia.

Collaboration between: UQ's Green Ambassador Program, Monash Association of Sustainability, UTS Greens, UQ Greens, Monash Uni Greens Society, Melbourne Uni Greens, University of Adelaide Greens.

How to reduce plastic waste in your household

Date: Wednesday 24th of August
Time: 3pm WA | 4:30pm SA, NT | 5pm VIC, NSW, QLD, TAS | 7pm NZ

Plastic waste is pervasive but can be really hard to get your head around! This session will teach you how to reduce waste on a household level.

Collaboration between: Macquarie University Sustainability Society and the Monash Association of Sustainability

Dr Chadden Hunter "Attenborough and the Environment: Do nature documentaries really help sustainability?"

Date: Friday 26th of August
Time: 12pm-1pm AEST

Queensland filmmaker and biologist, Dr. Chadden Hunter has spent the last 20 years working alongside Sir David Attenborough directing the world’s most famous nature films. Join him for a fascinating multimedia journey through the secrets of wildlife filmmaking during QUT’s Sustainability Week 2022. Along the way he’ll share never before seen footage and ask thought-provoking questions about whether glossy nature shows actually do anything for global sustainability.

Queensland University of Technology Sustainability Department

Low Emissions Future

Date: Friday, 26th of August
Time: 10-11am Adelaide time

Being run as a part of the University of Adelaide's Sustainability Week!


'How did you get your job?' | Networking Event

POSTPONED

Networking event open to any young person! Come along to hear from people working in sustainability to learn about how they got their job!


UNIVERSITY STUDENT GROUPS PARTICIPATING THIS YEAR

Adelaide Sustainability Association
University of Adelaide

Monash Association of Sustainability
Monash University

Macquarie University Sustainability Society

Tasmanian University Environment Society

UQ's Green Ambassador Program (GAP)
University of Queensland

UTS Eco Soc
University of Technology Sydney

Aims:

  1. Promote sustainability at campuses across Australia in creative and engaging ways.

  2. Create a national platform for university communities to cross promote and collaborate on initiatives and events.

  3. Create connections between passionate people across Australia.

  4. Create an opportunity to learn how others are advancing sustainability at their university.

"I have heard of sustainability week - why is this a fortnight?"

You are more than welcome to only commit to doing a ‘sustainability week’. SUN has opened this initiative up to a sustainability fortnight to allow flexibility as different campuses may face different circumstances.


How you can get involved

The idea is for clubs and societies to collaborate and share events that promote sustainability. This could include:

  • Planting days

  • Sustainable food trucks or picnics

  • Webinars and panel events

  • Sustainable craft or cooking workshops

Or any other event that you think your university community would engage with!


In-person events will be for students and staff who attend that respective university. These events may include a live streaming option to engage with interstate university communities.


Any web-based events should be shared with the network so that people from across the country have an opportunity to come along!

Your group will also have the opportunity to put your event in a national calendar that will be shared with universities around Australia. (coming soon)